In the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Residential Facility this class is accountable for directing the implementation, operation and management of programs and services.
Receives executive direction from the Commissioner.
Directs staff and veterans in facility including patient workers.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of the Veterans Residential Facility;
Coordinates, plans and manages all aspects of residential rehabilitation program and services to ensure domicile operated in safe, comfortable and rehabilitative manner;
Formulates program goals and objectives;
Develops or assists in development of related policy including patient worker program;
Interprets and administers pertinent laws;
Supervises and evaluates staff including social workers, counselors and food services management;
Prepares and administers division budget;
Oversees and enforces disciplinary system for domicile patients;
Meets with veteran service organizations to coordinate input into facility programs;
Responsible for developing and coordinating rehabilitation programs on and off-campus including educational programs, job-training programs, life-skills classes and recreational and/or athletic opportunities through use of internal and external resources to facilitate movement of veterans to independence;
Directs admission processing;
Oversees food service operations and on-campus patient worker programs;
Oversees arrangements for clinical and diagnostic evaluations;
Ensures administration of substance abuse and random drug-testing programs for all residents;
Plans and implements functions such as counseling and job placement services, job fairs and graduations;
Ensures residents receive Social Security and Veteran’s Aid benefits;
Coordinates arrangements for burial services and expenses including disposition of estates and appointment of conservators;
Provides liaison with media, assists in developing programs to improve public and community relations and makes presentations concerning various veterans’ programs;
Writes grant proposals;
Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
May confer with doctors to ensure provision of appropriate medical services for residents;
May counsel patients on personal financial and employment issues;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
and ability to apply management principles and practices;
relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
veterans and military service members issues, experiences and backgrounds;
oral and written communication skills;
Considerable ability to plan and implement programs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Ten years of professional experience in administration of a large or complex organization and/or program(s) that serves a diverse client base in a government, military, business management or institutional environment.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity with responsibility for implementing rehabilitation programs in a residential setting with some experience in veterans’ services.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
A Master's degree in business or public administration or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Department of Veterans Affairs Director of Residential Programs and Services in Salary Group MP 67 approved effective March 13, 2009. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 22-007